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damage control as mitt romney deals with fallout over a leaked video. he's now trailing the president in three swing states. president obama goes on late night television and attacks comments mitt romney made about 47% of americans who don't pay income tax. >> if you want to be president you have to work for everybody not just for some. >> back to school. chicago teachers are heading back to the classroom today after voting to end their first strike in 25 years. a religious scholar unveils evidence that jesus may have had a wife. evidence that jes this is the cbs "this morning" news for wednesday september 19, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning mitt romney
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continues to deal with fallout over those comments he made in which he said over half of all americans believe they are victims. president obama addressed the issue last night. romney is not backing down. in an interview yesterday, romney said government should not take from some to give to others. on the tape romney also talked about the chances of peace in the middle east. he said the palestinians don't want peace and are committed to the elimination of israel. >> there's some degree of stability. we have a potentially volatile situation. >> meanwhile a just released poll indicates romney is losing ground for the president in key swing states. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. mitt romney is hoping to get back on message today but all
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the talk here is about that secretly reported tape and all of this comes at the same time that a new poll is released showing the race for president is not as tight as it was. president obama is pulling ahead of mitt romney in battleground states most likely to decide the election. a poll of voters in colorado, virginia and wisconsin shows a virtual tie in colorado with president obama ahead by one point, a six point swing from the last poll in august. in virginia the president holds a four point lead and is now over 50%. and in wisconsin the president maintains the same 51-45% lead he did august 8th and wiped out the gains romney made after adding paul ryan to the ticket. the president has gained the most in an area that's been romney's strongest point who would do a better job on the economy. the president wiped out a ten-point disadvantage on that question in colorado and has now taken the lead in virginia and wisconsin.
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romney's dip in the polls comes at a time when he's been knocked off message by a secretly recorded video of him speaking at a fundraiser >> 47% with him who are dependent upon the government. >> reporter: in the tape romney said 47% of americans pay no income taxes, believe they are victims entitled to government help and will vote for president obama no matter what. >> my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility. what i have to do is convince the 5% to 10% in the center. >> reporter: the president was asked about the 47% comment on the late show with david letterman. >> my expectation is if you want to be president you need work for everybody not just for some. >> reporter: romney says he still believes in his remarks and it represents his views government needs to be smaller. romney hasn't talked about the remarks he made about the middle east but on that tape he
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seemed to hint there would be no effort in peace in the middle east in a romney white house. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. thank you so much. in that just released, quinnipiac university cbs "new york times" poll indicates the president does well with women voters. mr. obama leads by substantial margins in colorado, virginia and wisconsin. we're learning more about how and why the videotape that's causing problems for romney was made public. it all starts with the grandson of a former president. wyatt andrews has that part of the story. >> reporter: the tape was recorded at a florida fundraiser last may 17th when romney had the nomination locked down but needed money. that afternoon romney teased the press corps he had to leave them behind. but someone, almost certainly a donor taped the fundraiser and in late may post this youtube clip of romney speaking there about labor in china. that was enough for political
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researchers james carter iv the grandson of president carter, was tracking romney and could not believe somebody recorded the fundraiser. >> i knew it was going to be news worthy. some news worthy parts of it. but i had no idea that it would be anything like this. >> reporter: carter then connected the source of the video to a reporter, david corn, the washington bureau chief of the liberal investigative magazine "mother jones." corn spent months he says trying to convince the source to release the video and told us in a phone interview the source claimed the taping of romney wasn't driven by politics it was more i get to be in the room with a presidential candidate and so i will tape it. it was more out of curiosity as opposed to going there trying to get romney. as for the timing of the release, corn and "mother jones" felt no conspiracy, it just took this long to convince the source
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to release the tape. as to whether this mystery source was set out to get romney he paid handsomely to get there at a $50,000 a plate dinner. wyatt andrews, cbs news. >> this morning police in arizona can enforce the controversial provision of the tough immigration law. the judge lifted the show me your papers injunction. it requires police to check immigration they stop people for any reason. chicago's public schools are open. union delegates voted to end the walk out. the key issues were teacher evaluations and job security. >> we said that it was time, that we couldn't solve all the problems of the world with one contract and that it was time to suspend the strike. >> in past negotiations taxpayers paid more but our kids got less. this time our taxpayers are paying less and our kids are getting more.
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>> the rank-and-file has to vote on the contract itself. this is the first teacher walkout in 25 years. >> more anti-american protests triggered by an anti-muslim video across pakistan yesterday. protesters gathered in front of an american diplomatic mission. demonstrators burned u.s. flags and held signs calling for a holy war. there were also anti-american protests in cairo yesterday. arrest warrants were issued for seven coptic christians linked to the anti-islam film. the french government is calling for calm. they plan to publish cartoons of the prophet muhammed. france is home to europe's largest muslim population. last november the paper published a mocking caricature of muhammed. its paris offices were
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bellwether, cutting its forecast as business slows. customers switch to lower priced ground service. fedex's economic forecast is in line with that of bigger rival u.p.s. that bleak assessment left wall street stocks mixed. the dow jones industrials ended higher. the nasdaq was down a fraction. confidence among the nation's home builders has surged to a six year high. new reports out today are expected to show builders expect the housing recovery will strengthen in the next six months. the housing market remains depressed but showig signs of improving since last october. economists say the housing market will not recover until the unemployment rate improves. american airlines is sending layoff notices to 11,000 employees but says the job cuts are likely to be closer to 4400. notices went out to mechanics and ground workers as american goes through bankruptcy.
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eight labor groups approved long term contracts to cut labor costs. pilots voted against the company's last contract offer and holding a strike authorization vote. kohl's anticipates to hire more people. in anticipation of the holiday shopping season. they plan to hire 53,000 seasonal workers. that's up 10% from last year. and not a minute too soon toys "r" us are out with it's annual hot toy list for the holiday shopping season. it includes tablets for kids, fashion dolls. and the likeness of one direction, the boy band sensation. and oldstand byes like teenage my tant ninja turtles. and there's 96 days until christmas. >> we know the toys the parents will be fighting over in the stores. thank you. a fourth century scrap of papyrus is igniting whether jesus christ was married. a professor, an expert in the
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history of christianity said the papyrus is the only existing text showing jesus referring to having a wife. she's identified as mary. the catholic church insists jesus was not married. but the fragment believed to be from egypt should not be taken as proof that jesus was married. i suppose we still don't know. coming up, your wednesday morning weather. in sports a strange request from an nfl player. this is during a game. and you will not believe who it came from. this is the morning news. ieve who it came from. this is the morning news.
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in some cities around the country. in new york, sunny, partly breezy, 72 degrees. thunderstorms in miami, 90 trees. chicago 70 degrees. los angeles, 85 degrees. let's check your national forecast. showers and thunderstorms will cross florida. most of the eastern third of the nation will be sunny and dry. rain for the upper midwest. rest of the midwest will be dry. very windy from the plains to michigan. most of the west sunny and dry with record high temperatures in the pacific northwest. in sports this morning los angeles angels trying to make a race for the last american league wild card spot. angels hosting texas. kinsler launches a ball to left field. trying to track it down. the ball goes over the fence for the homer, so does wells. l.a. responds in the fourth
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inning. wild pitch brings in two runs. part of an eight run outburst. angels win this one 11-3. marathon match in baltimore. baltimore pushes in the go ahead run in top of the 18th inning. the orioles win 4-2 and are three games up on the angels for the wild card. in the nl st. louis trying to hang on to the last post-season post. johnson rbi double to left field 2-0 st. louis. he'll come around. st. louis wins it 4-1. two teams trying to catch st. louis, the brewers and pirates, 3-0 for the brew crew in the seventh inning. ron despite second base wanted three steals of the night but scoring position, the bouncer to the left side of the infield to make it 4-0. brewers win it 6-0 and move ahead of pittsburgh. a lot has been made of the nfl
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players. one player is saying he had a strange interaction with one of the officials. philadelphia running back mccoy said one official discussed his fantasy football team with him during sunday's game. in fact he said he needed mccoy. mccoy helped him out scoring a td and rushed for 81 yards. these are the replacement officials. doesn't surprise me at all. these guys are star struck. when we come back the nfl loses a legend. he never played the game but impacted the sport in ways every fan as seen and heard. this is your morning news. as seen and heard. if you think occasional irregularity is no big deal,
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in washington a mix of clouds and sun, 70 degrees. atlanta 76 degrees. in st. louis mostly sunny skies, 75 degrees.
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denver 81, seattle sunny and 80. top stories on a wednesday morning. mitt romney is not backing away from his comments that half of all americans believe they are victims. he said mr. obama believes you should take from some and give to others. mr. obama said the president must work for everyone not just for some. chicago teachers ended their strike. classes resume today but the teachers have to vote on a new contract. rahm emanuel calls the deal an honest compromise. a health group campaigning against obesity said half the people in 39 states will be obese in almost two decades. the trust for america's health and robert wood johnson foundation expects 6% of the adults in mississippi to be extremely overweight by 2030. a 35% increase over the current rate. colorado expected to have the
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thinnest population but still have 45% obesity rate. medical costs treating obesity are expected to increase to $66 billion a year by 2030. it's hard to imagine watching pro football on television without seeing slow motion replays and hearing the smack of the pad. on tuesday steve sabol the man who helped transform the sport into the multimedia showcase we see today passed away. in 1964 sabol and his father ed started nfl films. steve worked at his father's side as the company's cinemaphotographer. they brought the game to fans in ways they never seen. using super slow motion and placing microphone on coaches and players. sabols also used the element of cinema to heighten the drama of the games. hiring an orchestra leader to compose the sound track. >> the autumn wind is a pirate. blustering in from sea. >> the narration became the stuff of legend for sports fans
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but it was steve sabol who wrote those words. he won a record 35 emmys for his writing, producing, cinemaphotography and directing over the years. sabol an accomplished artist once said he saw the game of football as an art as much as a sport. steve sabol was 69 years old. several chicago police forces are back on the job tuesday despite been shaken up over the weekend. someone broke into the stables on sunday and let almost all of the 30 horses out. the vandals sprayed fire extinguishers in the face of one of the animals. another horse was struck by a fire extinguisher. police say when they arrived at the stable many animals were shaking. no arrests have been made. you got to wonder about people who do something like that is a good idea. coming up, best selling author. harley cohen. i'm terrell brown on this "cbs morning news". terrell brown on this "cbs
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in florida a 15-year-old girl is taking a huge interest in the real estate in her neighborhood. she made some grown up investments. >> willow may look like a typical teen, dress like one, and act like one. but growing up during florida's foreclosure crisis gave her the opportunity to become something else too. >> i bought my first house and i'm buying my second house here soon >> you're a landlord. >> yes. >> she's likely florida's youngest landlord, taking her cues from her realtor mom who buys cheap bank owned homes. >> i would go around with my mom and look at these houses and there's one that was filled with a whole bunch of furniture that was nice and i said well i can sell this stuff. so that was how it started. >> willow eventually made $6,000
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by selling furniture, which she used to help her purchase this $12,000 home. she will soon close on her second house, this one. it costs $17,500. >> i'm trying to get as many houses as i can. >> what's your goal? >> i want to have probably around 10 houses by the time that i'm 18. >> ten? >> yes. i want to try for two a year pretty much. >> today willow spends her spare time gathering and selling items not just from foreclosed homes but from garage sales, from charities, even street curbs. >> i just try to save every penny that i can to invest in more houses. >> along the way she's learned a few business strategies. >> i learned dishwashers don't sell well at all. you can sell them for $5. everybody thinks they don't work. >> the story is how this teenager turned landlord is part of the trajectory of american real estate.
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as willow moves from childhood to adolescence, foreclosures were at a record high. homes in her neighborhood emptied out. >> i don't really remember a time where there wasn't foreclosures. >> you don't remember when houses were selling like hot cakes? >> i don't. >> as a minor willow can't legally be on the deed but when she turns 18 her mother will sign the properties over to her. >> i said willow lead the way. show me where you need go. she has. >> not bad for a kid with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who left a gifted school because the teachers told her mom her daughter couldn't focus. >> it's hard to listen to people say your kid has a problem, you know. and then now look at her. i'm really proud of her. >> these days willow is busy collecting rent from her tenants, shopping for building materials and taking stock of her next project.
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>> i think that would work. >> all from a girl who is too young to drive but has plenty of direction. anna werner, cbs news, north port florida. >> that's the morning news for this wednesday. i'm terrell brown. have a great day. news for this wednesday. i'm terrell brown. have a great day. ,,,,
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